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Friday, February 6, 2009
Site Updated: Feb 6, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Arbitron Settles With Third State Attorney General
Maryland requiring methodological changes
Arbitron has reached an agreement with Maryland's Attorney General that will require the company to implement measures to more reliably represent younger and minority listeners in its PPM ratings service in the Washington and Baltimore markets. The measures are similar to those Arbitron agreed to earlier to settle lawsuits brought by the Attorneys General of New York and New Jersey.
Updated Feb 6, 2009 4:28 PM ET
musicFirst, Radio Clash Over Fee Figures
Just how much performance-royalty payments could cost broadcasters, if passed, depends on who's spitting out the numbers. In Peter Smyth's most recent "From the Corner Office" posting, the Greater Media CEO writes, "The Performance Tax has once again reared its ugly head, and the RIAA and its allies are preparing to introduce legislation in Congress that could, realistically, cost the radio industry between $400 million and $7 billion per year."

Could Sirius XM Get Dished Into Satellite TV Operation?
Charlie Ergen's EchoStar has been snatching up shares of penny stock Sirius XM and could be positioning itself for a takeover in an effort to put some starch in its own fledgling shorts. At least that's the figuring of a trio of Wall Street Journal reporters published in a Thursday (Feb. 5) article.

Greenwald Upped At Atlantic
Julie Greenwald has been promoted to chairman and COO of the Atlantic Records Group. She will continue to work alongside chairman and CEO Craig Kallman, who announced her appointment. Greenwald has been president of the Atlantic Records Group since 2004, working with artists including Kid Rock, Rob Thomas, T.I., James Blunt, Diddy, Death Cab For Cutie, Gnarls Barkley, Missy Elliott, Jason Mraz and Lupe Fiasco.

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Urban radio operators Radio One will release its fourth quarter fiscal results and hold a teleconference on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET. To listen, go to;=63747&eventID;=2067565
Journal Communications will release its fourth-quarter financial results and conduct a teleconference on Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. ET. Go to to listen.
Cox Radio will conduct a March 4, 11 a.m. ET teleconference to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 financial results. Dial 973-582-2854 or go to

CHR/Top 40
No.1 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
+524 All-American Rejects Gives You Hell
No.1 Kanye West Heartless
+487 Soulja Boy Tell'em Feat. Sammie Kiss Me Thru The Phone
Hot AC
No.1 Nickelback Gotta Be Somebody
+172 Pink Sober
No.1 Jason Mraz I'm Yours
+138 Leona Lewis Better In Time
No.1 Incubus Love Hurts
+53 Death Cab For Cutie Grapevine Fires
Active Rock
No.1 Mudvayne Do What You Do
+68 Papa Roach Lifeline
No.1 Shinedown Second Chance
+22 Papa Roach Lifeline
Triple A
No.1 Fray You Found Me
+38 Adele Right As Rain
No.1 Beyonce Diva
+609 Jamie Foxx Feat. T-Pain Blame It
Urban AC
No.1 Musiq Soulchild Feat. Mary J. Blige IfULeave
+121 Musiq Soulchild sobeautiful
No.1 Kanye West Heartless
+951 Jamie Foxx Feat. T-Pain Blame It
No.1 Dierks Bentley Feel That Fire
+26890 John Rich Shuttin' Detroit Down
Christian AC
No.1 Jeremy Camp There Will Be A Day
+133 Chris Tomlin I Will Rise
Latin Pop
No.1 Luis Fonsi No Me Doy Por Vencido
+81 Luis Fonsi Aqui Estoy Yo
No.1 Aventura Por Un Segundo
+26 Rafely Rosario Me Libere
Regional Mexican
No.1 Banda El Recodo Te Presumo
+151 Jenni Rivera Chuper Amigos
No.1 James Fortune & Fiya I Trust You
+97 David Frazier Favor
Smooth Jazz
No.1 Euge Groove Religify
+21 Michael Lington You And I
Latin Rhythm
No.1 Wisin & Yandel Feat. Nesty Me Estas Tentando
+60 RKM & Ken-Y Cuerpo Sensual

Updated Feb 6, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Registration Open For R&R; '09!

Radio Stocks Ride Higher Friday Despite Job Loss Horror

Reynolds Takes PD Seat At WFXH

KLSQ/Las Vegas Takes On RF Programming

Aretha's Inaugural Tune Goes Digital

Palladino Gets Big Title At Big Talker

Buffalo Springfield Drummer Martin Dies

Saga's Class A Shares Move To New Exchange

CBS Radio, Live Nation Partner For Live Events

WMFE Makes Some Tough Decisions

Coogan Joins Invasion Group And UFO

Performance-Fee Bills Win Wide Support From Artist Groups

Clarke Named PD Of Jacksonville’s Big Ape

Sales Changes At CC/L.A.

Warner Music Results Beat Street View, Sales Dip

Performance Royalties Bills Reintroduced

McVay New Media, Triton Digital Bring Training And Technology Together

SSI Taps Plesser As VP Of Nat'l Sales

Ghost Installed As Epic President

Sunkel Rises To Director Of National Sales For Five ESPN Stations

Clear Channel Cuts Begin

Clear Channel Cuts (Part 2)

Clear Channel Cuts (Part 3)

Updated: Clear Channel Cuts (Part 4)

Pros On The Loose: National

Pros On The Loose: National (Part 2)

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Updated Feb 6, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Tim Graves exits Cumulus/Cedar Rapids, IA due to budget slices -- he was pulling double-duty as APD/afternoon driver on AC KDAT and PD/morning guy on Classic Hits KRQN. Access him at

Stiller exits nights at Northshire Alternative WEQX/Albany, NY. He joined the station in June 2007 from the MD/night jock chair at WXZZ/Lexington, KY. No word yet on a replacement.

In the Jan. 30 issue of R&R …

• TALENT TAKES ON PPM – To adapt to metered ratings, personalities adjust to a new reality.

• BEYOND THE HEADLINES – Industry reacts to Clear Channel cutbacks. Plus: Washington radio takes advantage of host role in inaugural events.

• MANAGEMENT/  MARKETING/SALES – Phones that talk back: Tapioca Mobile app allows push marketing via mobile phone videos.


• PUBLISHER'S PROFILE -- R&R's longtime president/publisher Erica Farber bids a fond farewell.

... plus much more editorial in every format, industry news, Street Talk and the most trusted charts in the business!